Wednesday, July 21, 2010

E-Resources Cataloger: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

POSITION: E-Resources Cataloger

AVAILABLE: September 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative and knowledgeable librarian to serve in the position of E-Resources Cataloger. The E-Resources Cataloger will work in the E-Resources & Serials Management (ESM) Department within a collegial environment of e-resources and cataloging specialists. The E-Resources Cataloger will serve as the ESM Department’s specialist and liaison on issues of bibliographic control and metadata related to electronic resources of all types, with a focus on commercially-produced resources for monographic titles. This position reports to the Head of E-Resources & Serials Management.

The E-Resources Cataloger: catalogs electronic resources including e-books, electronic databases, websites and other electronic formats (primarily monographs and integrating resources) using OCLC’s Connexion Client and the Millennium integrated library system; supervises one full-time support staff member who performs cataloging and maintenance functions for electronic resources; may train and supervise student assistants; communicates with vendors regarding the availability of catalog records; oversees and manages loads of vendor records for electronic resources, assuring their quality and accessibility; develops and maintains an understanding of issues related to the cataloging of e-resources; contributes to the professional dialogue to improve service and enhance access to library resources; contributes authority records to the national authority files.


Required: ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources cataloging. Working knowledge of online library systems, OCLC, AACR2R, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats and authority control. Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred: Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting or cataloging experience with electronic resources. Experience with MarcEdit software and Innovative Interface's Millennium integrated library system. Supervisory experience. Familiarity with electronic resources standards and related initiatives, and with NACO or other PCC programs.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET. The TRLN libraries, including the Health Sciences and Law libraries at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, have combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are represented on the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.